Medline opens new warehouse
MUNDELEIN, Ill. -- Medline is opening its 27th distribution center in Covington, La., a move that will improve the company's reach to 200 HME provider-customers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The privately held company says its HME business is growing by 25% annually, at a much faster clip than the company's overall 15% growth rate. In the last five years, Medline has boosted its total distribution area by three million square feet. In addition to the 27 wholly owned distribution centers, Medline also operates several other third-party logistics warehouses.